The Road Less Travelled to Rio

Preparing for an Olympic Games is tough! But for those swimmers based in smaller countries the challenge can be even…

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Jordan Wilimovsky Discusses Open Water 10k World Title (Video Interview)

American Jordan Wilimovsky took the men’s 10km open water swim qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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FINA Creates First Vice President Position, Appoints Husain Al Mussallam

FINA approved the addition of the First Vice President position, and appointed Husain Al Mussallam of Kuwait as the First Vice President.


FINA among lowest-scoring sports federations in Play The Game’s good governance study

An ongoing study of sporting federations finds that FINA ranks near the bottom of all sports federations in terms of good governance principles.


Abu Dhabi To Host 2020 Short Course World Swimming Championships

FINA announced via Twitter Wednesday morning that Abu Dhabi will host both the 2020 Short Course World Championships and FINA convention.


FINA bans Croatian Water Polo player Niksa Dobud 4 years for evading doping test

FINA has banned Croatian Olympic gold medal-winning water polo player Niksa Dobud from competition for 4 years for allegedly evading a doping control test.

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UANA endorses Julio Maglione to serve third term as FINA president

The Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas (known as UANA) has officially endorsed current FINA president Julio Maglione to serve a third term.


Swiss Diver Jessica Favre Handed 3 Month Doping Suspension

“On June 22, 2014, the diver Jessica Favre (SUI) was tested positive to the prohibited substance Tuaminoheptane (Class S.6 Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Swiss Championships.”

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FINA signs three-year partnership with airweave

FINA has signed an agreement with airweave, the top-selling brand of premium bedding toppers and pillows in Japan, which includes the title sponsorship of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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FINA Meets With Potential 2021, 2023 World Championship Host Cities

Representatives from the UAE, Argentina, Qatar, Japan, Turkey and China met with FINA officials today in Lausanne to discuss information regarding hosting the 2021 and 2023 World Championships and Masters World Championships.

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FINA signs four-year agreement with ANA

FINA is proud to announce it has entered into a multi-year agreement with ANA, Japan’s leading airline, beginning in 2015 and running through 2018. This announcement solidifies ANA’s ongoing commitment to sports sponsorship leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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WADA claims FINA ignored info requests, causing two-year delay in Kylie Palmer doping case

Yet another wrinkle in the ongoing anti-doping saga involving Olympian Kylie Palmer: WADA now blames FINA for the two-year delay between test and punishment, saying the swimming federation ignored info requests.


FINA suspends newly-elected aquatic committee of Sri Lanka

FINA has suspended the new committee of the Sri Lankan Aquatic Sports Union after local elections were conducted in violation of a FINA directive.

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Australian Olympic gold medalist Kylie Palmer withdraws from Worlds after failed drug test

Australian record-holder and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Kylie Palmer has withdrawn from the Australian World Championships team after being notified of a nearly-two-year-old failed doping test


Egyptian Swimmer Fails Doping Test, Banned For Two Years

On November 27, 2014, he tested positive to the prohibited substance Ephedrine (Class S.6 Specified Stimulant).